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Obits > 2008 - Elizabeth A. Countryman

submitted by Deb Thormahlen

July 22, 2008


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The Prophetstown Echo

July 29, 2008


Elizabeth A. “Beth” Countryman


            .Elizabeth A. “Beth” Countryman, 63, passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at her home. A memorial service was held Saturday, July 26, 2008 at the Fulton Presbyterian Church, Fulton, IL. with Rev. Dr. Stanley Bomgarden, pastor of the Fulton Presbyterian Church. At her request, Beth’s body has been donated to the University of Iowa Department of Anatomy and cell biology, Iowa City, IA. A memorial has been established to LUNGevity Foundation, Chicago, IL.

            Elizabeth was born October 15, 1944 in Prophetstown, IL to Stanley E. and Elizabeth A. (Gurel) Robinson. Beth was educated in the Prophetstown Grade School and was a 1962 Graduate of Prophetstown High School. Attended Northern Illinois University and later graduated from Copley School of Nursing.

            She married Dennis Countryman on July 24, 1971 in Prophetstown, IL. He survives.

            She was employed as a Registered Nurse by the former Jane Lamb Hospital, Clinton, IA. Later work at the Bluff Medical Center, Clinton, IA and Medical Associates in both Clinton, IA and Morrison, IL retiring in 2005.

            She was a member and director of the Fulton Presbyterian Church Choir and also served as a Sunday School teacher. Beth also served as a Cub Scout leader and T-Ball coach. She enjoyed family, friends, traveling, playing cards, hiking, snow shoeing and fishing.

            Survivors include her husband, Dennis; one daughter, Jennifer (Steven) Trujillo, Denver, CO; one son, Michael (Tracy) Countryman, Arvada, CO.

            She was predeceased by her parents, one sister, Catherine Brigl; three brothers, Neil, Thomas and David Robinson.


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